Education Studies and English University of Bedfordshire


This course is a great choice if you are thinking of going on to do a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) after your degree but don’t yet want to commit to primary or secondary level teaching. You’ll get a very good grounding in the key National Curriculum subject of English Literature and learn about key educational ideas and theories, gaining a wide knowledge of key educational ideas and theories, major literary periods and genres, and the use of language. In addition, you will have the opportunity to choose units which are of particular interest to you and which will have relevance for your future career. During your degree you will have the opportunity to explore the role of language in society, contemporary and historical notions of childhood and children, study the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the philosophy of education and choose from a range of English and Education Studies options and a dissertation based on your interests and your future career plans.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


The first year in Education Studies and English is essentially an introductory year, with four compulsory 30- credit units. In the second year, you are required to take the 30-credit unit on Comparative Education and the 15-credit unit on Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, but otherwise you can choose from six 30-credit options and two 15-credit options. In the third year, you are required take the 30-credit unit on the Philosophy of Education, the 15-credit unit on Children’s Fiction and to research and write a 30-credit Dissertation, choosing a topic in consultation with your supervisor. Otherwise, you can choose from seven 30-credit options and two 15-credit options. In both the second and third years, you are expected to have a balance of Education Studies and English Studies units, with 60 credits in each subject discipline each year. The course is designed to allow you to study areas within Education Studies and English that interest you most in your second and third years.

Assessment method

We use an innovative and interesting range of assessment methods in our course. These include essays, individual and group projects, oral presentations, portfolios. phase tests and exams. We try to create a balance between assessment by coursework and exams.

Year 1 - 6% of assessment is by exam, 68% by coursework and 26% practical exam.
Year 2 - 10% of assessment is by exam, 75% by coursework and 15% practical exam.
Year 3 - 75% by coursework and 25% practical exam.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code XQ33
Institution code B22
Campus name Bedford Campus
Campus code H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,350 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.